born in 1952 in Lefke, is a medical doctor,
journalist, author and an
established researcher and authority on Turkish-Cypriot history.
published widely, and wrote in Turkish-Cypriot newspapers and
journals such as Kibris ve Genclik, Ilerici Yurtsever Genclik,
Polotika, Kibris Postasi, Yenidüzen, Yenigün and Yeni Demokrat.
His first book
'Kibris'ta Ulusal Sorun' (The Cyprus: The National Problem),
published in 1991 talked mainly on the internal disputes and
discussions in the
Cumhuriyetci Türk Partisi (the main
opposition political party) of which he was a prominent member
which led to his estrangement from his party.
important contribution to the Turkish Cypriot literature comes
in the form of four volume 'Kibrisli
Türklerin Tarihi' (History of the Turkish-Cypriots) which
was an instant bestseller in Cyprus and continues to remain in
the top of the book lists.